24-hour subway service is likely here to stay. Here are the smaller changes the RPA wants to institute to improve subways

It didn't take long for the Regional Plan Association to draw scorn for its proposal to end 24-hour subway service. But beyond that audacious idea, the RPA's Fourth Regional Plan included a number of smaller upgrades meant to modernize the system.

These include making all 472 stations wheelchair-
accessible by the 2040s (up from just 82 today). Platforms would be widened, with newsstands moved to mezzanines, while convoluted stations like Union Square would be made column-free and navigable.

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